INDOT: I-69's first 65 miles to open in November

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

State highway officials say the first 65 miles of Indiana's 142-mile Interstate 69 extension are expected to open to traffic in November.

The Princeton Daily Clarion reports ( ) that contractors are working to wrap up construction of the 65-mile section running from Evansville to Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center south of Bloomington.

Indiana Department of Transportation project manager Brian Malone says some crews are working six days a week to see that bridges and interchanges are completed on schedule. Malone and other INDOT officials offered a tour of a 10-mile stretch of the interstate through eastern Gibson County from Indiana 68 to the Patoka River.

INDOT spokesman Cher Elliott says a bridge in that section will be 200 feet longer than the Golden Gate Bridge's 4,200-foot main span.

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